As a principal candidate in Delaware, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through a Reciprocity pathway after completing your University of Phoenix principal preparation program:
Principal candidates will need to have a minimum of five years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (42 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a certified, contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. A valid teaching certificate is required for licensure. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a temporary, substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.
Requirements may vary by district, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching.*
Please note, all public and private school facilities serving K-12 students are required to monitor the COVID-19 vaccination status or weekly testing of all “workers” on-site, including admin interns.
Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience.*
Principal Exam*: Principal candidates will complete the Principal certification exam.
Praxis School Leaders Licensure Assessment
Candidates need to take and pass Praxis School Leadership Licensure Assessment (test code 6990) to meet both programmatic and licensure requirements.
The principal exam listed above is a Delaware specific exam. Arizona Department of Education accepts exams that are equivalent to their required exams. In order to waive the equivalent Arizona exam, the official score report must document that your exam was reported to another state and that you passed the exam in that state. The Arizona Out of State Exam Equivalents list is maintained by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and can be updated by ADE at anytime.
Arizona Out of State Exam Equivalents by State
Apply for Licensure:
Upon graduating from the principal preparation program, Delaware principal candidates will apply for principal licensure in Arizona through the online Educator Certification System. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to be included in their application for licensure.*
Fingerprint Clearance is a requirement to be eligible for the Arizona licensure. Candidates outside of AZ must complete the packet process.
Delaware principal candidates must include a copy of their valid Arizona principal license as part of their application for Delaware licensure.
Delaware Principal Licensure Application
State Agency Contact Information:
Delaware Department of Education
Licensure & Certification
Collette Education Resource Center
35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
Dover, DE 19904
*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.
This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. As licensing requirements can change at any time, principal candidates can also check with their state’s licensing authority (contact information provided above).